Whittlesea Planning Scheme
Amendment last updated
Environmental Effects Statement (EES)
Planning authority contact details
Minister for Planning
Level 16 8 Nicholson Street East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Tel: (03) 8683 0964
Please Note: Proposal description below describes the amendment. To verify content of the final approved amendment see the Explanatory Report.
The project area for the Mernda Rail Extension Project was incorporated into the Whittlesea Planning Scheme through Amendment C205 via the Mernda Rail Extension Project Incorporated Document, November 2016. The current amendment seeks to facilitate the additional loss of native vegetation in land adjacent to the approved project area that will arise from significant impacts associated with encroachment of Tree Retention Zones and/or Structural Root Zones from the development of the rail corridor. Impacts to these trees represent a safety risk to the community and future operations of the rail corridor. In addition, the Amendment provides for access to land for temporary construction activities.